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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Jul 30, 2012 8:43pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

http://archive.org/details/LibrivoxM4bCollectionAudiobooks looks like a bit torrent has been tried for it - We have used about 40 of our pages for coverart and storing m4b files so there will probably need to some sort of work round by us or you
Anne

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Poster: brewster Date: Jul 30, 2012 11:10pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: m4b files?


I see you are taking efforts to create m4b files... should we make the automatically for each item? (I dont know anything more than a quick web search about them).

-brewster
digital librarian

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Dec 28, 2014 12:54am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: m4b files?

Creating the M4B files automatically would be nice, but I see two challenges with trying to make it part of the normal derive processes.

1) The M4B file includes a cover image which is usually not ready at the time the audiobook project is first uploaded to Internet Archive.

2) Some older devices and/or software can only handle files a little over 200 MB or smaller so larger projects would need to be split into multiple M4B files.

David O

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Jul 31, 2012 12:27am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: m4b files?

If you could it would be fantastic - absolutely fantastic in fact

Anne

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Poster: Aaron Ximm Date: Jul 30, 2012 11:10pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

Hi Anne,

This was one of the first items we built a Torrent for, it's possible there was some bug, but I wasn't sure if you had had a problem trying to retrieve the Torrent or not.

If so please let us know and we will recreate it; or, optionally, any change to the item at this point should trigger an update to the Torrent automatically.

Best regards,
Aaron (Internet Archive engineer working on BitTorrent)

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Jul 31, 2012 12:30am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

It just had an error message in the spot where the bit torrent link appears.
A longer explanation, hope you want it
We have pages which we use for things that are not mp3 files .
This particular page has in fact a large number of files in M4B format which a group of volunteers made and wanted to share as there is a demand for them. So all that is on it are M4B files and an image file or 2 . I set it to "do not derive".
So it would probably not work the same as the normal pages - but that is a guess on my part.
I'm happy to answer any questions about it - I set it up the way it is now not really expecting to have over 3600 projects.

Anne

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Nov 4, 2012 6:46pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

We seem to be getting some code in the left hand side bar on all the pages I have looked at
This was on http://archive.org/details/12_creepytales_1206_librivox

"All Files: HTTPS Unknown err: file_get_contents(http://bt2.archive.org:6969/scrape?info_hash=%05%b5%b3%28%73%60%3d%c2%63%60%c6%27%17%75%2f%0d%92%42%4b%33): failed to open stream: Connection refused [/usr/local/petabox/www/common/ArchiveTorrent.inc:673] Unknown err: Only variable references should be returned by reference [/usr/local/petabox/sw/bin/bencode.php:35] Unknown err: Undefined property: BEncode_Error::$value [/usr/local/petabox/www/common/ArchiveTorrent.inc:679] Unknown err: Trying to get property of non-object [/usr/local/petabox/www/common/ArchiveTorrent.inc:679] Unknown err: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() [/usr/local/petabox/www/common/ArchiveTorrent.inc:679] Torrent (2/0)"

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Poster: Aaron Ximm Date: Nov 5, 2012 10:30am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

Thanks for the alert!

We encountered a new error case over the weekend when one of our trackers was temporarily offline.

It's patched now, and we're working on a long-term patch so this does not occur again.

Sincere apologies for the service disruption and display issues!

-aaron

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Poster: librivoxbooks Date: Nov 5, 2012 12:11pm
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: testing bittorrent distribution

Thanks for the response - it is always hard to decide when to tell you and when to wait till it goes away. You all do a fantastic job keeping it all running

Anne
Librivox Admin